Saturday, 19 May 2012
Sugar free Cold drinks
The best part about making your own coolers and shakes is that you can cut down on refined sugar by substituting maple syrup (which is high in potassium and calcium) or honey. Both are nearly twice as sweet as white sugar, so be sure to use only half as much.
A swirl of chocolate syrup is the perfect topping for this thick and nutty treat.
1 frozen banana
2 to 3 tbsp. natural peanut butter, chunky or smooth
1 cup orange juice
Combine the frozen banana, peanut butter and orange juice in a blender or food processor. Blend until creamy. Serves 1.
If you don't have frozen yogurt on hand for this recipe, substitute regular yogurt and ice cubes.
2 cups seedless watermelon chunks
4 scoops vanilla frozen yogurt
Combine the watermelon chunks and frozen yogurt in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Serves 1.
Made with fruit juice concentrate, this homemade soda is a healthier choice than sugary commercial brands.
1 tbsp. frozen juice concentrate, any flavor
8 oz. seltzer
Spoon the frozen juice concentrate into a tall glass. Pour in the seltzer and gently stir to mix. Drop in a few ice cubes. Serves 1.